Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > "The 33"-Road Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

Training Status??? (IV)

Notices
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

Training Status??? (IV)

Old 09-17-15, 05:14 PM
  #876  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
Heal fast.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 09-17-15, 06:01 PM
  #877  
Elite Fred
 
mollusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edge City
Posts: 10,945

Bikes: 2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son

Liked 43 Times in 19 Posts
Being 61 years old that ain't gonna happen, but thanks for the good wishes.

I do feel better after two martinis, though.
mollusk is offline  
Old 09-17-15, 06:09 PM
  #878  
Killing Rabbits
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,697
Liked 217 Times in 102 Posts
Rubbernecking crashes are so catV. Feel better - pour more.
Enthalpic is offline  
Old 09-17-15, 06:33 PM
  #879  
OMC
 
revchuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 6,960

Bikes: Specialized Allez Sprint, Look 585, Specialized Allez Comp Race

Liked 116 Times in 49 Posts
[MENTION=37212]mollusk[/MENTION] - fresh creosote on the wood? I slipped and fell on a dock like that, walking in my cycling shoes. Landed flat on my back, smacked my (luckily) helmeted head pretty hard. That stuff's slicker than snot on a doorknob.
__________________
Regards,
Chuck

Demain, on roule!
revchuck is offline  
Old 09-17-15, 07:18 PM
  #880  
meow
 
bostongarden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hint: check out my BF name
Posts: 5,831

Bikes: 2016 Parlee Altum, 2013 Cannondale Super Six Evo Hi Mod Di2 only, 2011 Cannondale Super Six, Dura Ace 7800, 2007 Cannondale System Six Dura Ace 7800, 1992 Bridgestone RB-1, MB-2, MB-3, MB-5

Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by mollusk
Probably better here than the Days of Our Lives Thread.

I solo crashed today.

So did my former pro friend that I was riding with.

It has been ultra wet recently even for northern Florida and we were crossing a wooden bridge. We were taking it easy (18 mph) and chatting as suddenly he goes down. I ride for a second and look over my left shoulder (with that tiny bit of counter steer you need to do) trying to say "You OK" and before I get the words out I am on the deck.

Imagine a wet railroad rail that is 40 feet wide attempting this.

Neither one of us hurt badly, but we will have some really nice bruises.
It's a shame we got to get old stallion (Creed to Rocky).
bostongarden is offline  
Old 09-17-15, 09:34 PM
  #881  
Senior Member
 
furiousferret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 6,313
Liked 469 Times in 250 Posts
Crit Practice - Everyone got all alpha since there were no Pro's or 1's. Lots of screaming. Since the season is over and daylight is diminishing only about 20 showed. Spent a lot of time in the front, on the last lap I was in no mans land 15s off the leader and 10s off the pack. It didn't end well but all around it was a good confidence booster.

[MENTION=37212]mollusk[/MENTION] heal up!
furiousferret is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 06:42 AM
  #882  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
Early summer I switched to an easier style of openers because I was afraid the harder ones were using too much energy, but it being the last race of the season I tried the ones I was doing back in the spring and they seem to work a lot better. No dead leg feeling which is something I've been wrestling with for the past couple of months on race days. I think I'll be sticking with this version come next season.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 07:08 AM
  #883  
Senior Member
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,284
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
openers for me today as well. felt pretty tight. probably doesn't help that i haven't ridden my road bike since sunday.
mike868y is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 08:49 AM
  #884  
FFJ
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NYC
Posts: 96
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mollusk, where in north Florida are you (if you don't mind me asking)? I grew up in Jacksonville and still make it down there a few times a year.

Sorry about the crash, and hope the recovery goes well.
FFJ is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 09:40 AM
  #885  
Senior Member
 
grolby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BOSTON BABY
Posts: 9,789
Liked 86 Times in 60 Posts
I guess it's openers for everyone today, that's my plan as well. I didn't do them last week (kinda busy), and hoo boy did I pay for that on Saturday. I just need to keep them relatively easy, I'm pretty tired this week.
grolby is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 11:17 AM
  #886  
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 40,865

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Canyon Exceed, Specialized Transition, Ellsworth Roots, Ridley Excalibur

Liked 3,110 Times in 1,418 Posts
Not me. Rode my old commuterized Rock Hopper as slowly as possible this morning. The only opener for me was my mouth as I shoved another bagel in it.
caloso is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 11:26 AM
  #887  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,243
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No openers here either, also no bagels though it might be burger night so I have that going for me! Some mileage on tap tomorrow so I figure i need the calories or something like that.
misterwaterfall is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 11:28 AM
  #888  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
Openers were yesterday for me, race is tonight. Only bike related stuff I did this morning was shaved my legs.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 11:38 AM
  #889  
Senior Member
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,284
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
are you coming east tomorrow?
mike868y is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 11:42 AM
  #890  
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Posts: 13,918

Bikes: Affirmative

Liked 541 Times in 237 Posts
Nah, NHGP seems like a good way to end the race season.
TheKillerPenguin is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 11:54 AM
  #891  
Senior Member
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,284
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
Nah, NHGP seems like a good way to end the race season.
what if i buy you a burrito?

good luck tonight!
mike868y is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 12:06 PM
  #892  
Ninny
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Gunks
Posts: 5,295
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
A 90 mile complete lap of the Gunks. Oh what a day! What a lovely day!
globecanvas is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 01:20 PM
  #893  
Junior Member
 
Surfer3287's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 147

Bikes: 2018 Specialized Allez Sprint

Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
No openers for me either; just some good ol' WRIs.
Surfer3287 is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 01:40 PM
  #894  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,201

Bikes: 2017 Raleigh RX 1.0, 2018 Specialized Allez

Liked 634 Times in 338 Posts
2.5 hrs, honestly not all that great lol i did 5 1min efforts, in theory 150% but couldn't quite hit my target on most of them (tail wind + rolling terrain + bad timing). so not only did those not go well, but the rest of the ride was kinda meh, my lungs kind of hurt with deep breaths and couldn't find a good power-cadence balance (either good cadence and under power or good power and lower cadence). Oh well, either very easy or off tomorrow, hopefully with some apple picking, maybe go down and watch the mayors cup tomorrow with my son and show him what good racers look like!
hubcyclist is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 02:43 PM
  #895  
MS, Registered Dietitian
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 241
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Zecanon intervals yesterday. Those were tough, especially after 2 crits Sunday, lifting Monday, intervals Tuesday, and 3 hours Z2 Wednesday.

Did ATG squats this morning for the first time in forever. Have been starving ever since. I forgot what squats do to the appetite.

Fun to lift again.
tommyrod74 is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 02:58 PM
  #896  
Senior Member
 
mike868y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 9,284
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by tommyrod74
Zecanon intervals yesterday. Those were tough, especially after 2 crits Sunday, lifting Monday, intervals Tuesday, and 3 hours Z2 Wednesday.

Did ATG squats this morning for the first time in forever. Have been starving ever since. I forgot what squats do to the appetite.
trying to burn out?
mike868y is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 03:14 PM
  #897  
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 40,865

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Canyon Exceed, Specialized Transition, Ellsworth Roots, Ridley Excalibur

Liked 3,110 Times in 1,418 Posts
It's better to burn out than to fade away
Hey hey my my
caloso is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 03:34 PM
  #898  
Elite Fred
 
mollusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edge City
Posts: 10,945

Bikes: 2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son

Liked 43 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by FFJ
Mollusk, where in north Florida are you (if you don't mind me asking)? I grew up in Jacksonville and still make it down there a few times a year.

Sorry about the crash, and hope the recovery goes well.
Gainesville.

Pretty sore in places today, but nothing broken. A couple of nice bruises and very little road rash due to the slippery nature of the pavement. Commuted by bike today without problem. Planning on going out for a couple of hours tomorrow morning.

I do have to say that this riding just for fun, general fitness, and mental health is nice! I do miss being as fast as I used to be, though. It really takes a lot of work to be race fit and I commend you guys for doing it.
mollusk is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 04:58 PM
  #899  
MS, Registered Dietitian
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 241
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
No, keeping weekly TSS between 500-600 weekly and keeping the lifting sessions brief. My racing is basically done for the year at this point; pushing it a bit in training has been fun this week. I'll keep a close eye on recovery and see how I feel Monday. I've got a pretty darn good idea at this point of what will push me over the edge, overreaching-wise.
tommyrod74 is offline  
Old 09-18-15, 09:11 PM
  #900  
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Posts: 15,402
Liked 104 Times in 30 Posts
My garmin flashed "GOOD" on the screen today during my ride... I guess that's good? Still figuring out this new gadget.

It also told me my Vo2Max is 51. That's better than Lance right?

Anyway I hammered for about 1.5 hours, slobbering and whatnot.
__________________
cat 1.

my race videos
mattm is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.